ASTRO 1700

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From ancient seafarers to the Mars rovers, from Christopher Columbus to the Apollo astronauts, humans have for centuries explored the far reaches of our planet and are now venturing into the solar system and beyond. This course examines the history of such human activity. Among the topics covered are motives for exploration, technological advances that assist exploration, obstacles that must be overcome, the roles of leaders, the spread of information about exploration, and positive and negative consequences of exploration. It is led by Steven Squyres of Astronomy and Mary Beth Norton of History, with the assistance of guest lecturers.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16516ASTRO 1700  LEC 001

  • 16517ASTRO 1700  DIS 201

  • 16518ASTRO 1700  DIS 202

  • 16519ASTRO 1700  DIS 203

  • 16520ASTRO 1700  DIS 204

  • 16521ASTRO 1700  DIS 205

  • 16522ASTRO 1700  DIS 206

  • 16523ASTRO 1700  DIS 207